Programme Manager, Prevention of Violence and Exploitation
Preventing Violence and Exploitation Programme Manager
Sandwell Council – Neighbourhoods Directorate
Preventing and reducing violence and exploitation has become one of Sandwell’s top priorities. Our Safer Sandwell Partnership Board, our Safeguarding Boards and our Health and Wellbeing board are now all working together on a range of initiatives to combat the various types of violence and exploitation impacting on Sandwell’s most vulnerable members of our communities.
We are creating an exciting new opportunity to shape, lead and co-ordinate the numerous strands of work we have started in Sandwell and to maximise their impact. You will lead on the development of strategy and initiatives, within the council and partnership's prevention of violence and exploitation framework. You will make effective strategic and operational links between the many types of exploitation identified in the needs assessments and profiles including CSE, slavery and human trafficking, domestic violence, abuse against elders, people with disabilities and the exploitation of young people via drugs and alcohol, including through social media or other web enabled means.
You will need to be able to demonstrate a keen understanding of the risks, harms and threats facing people in the modern world and of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on people. You will have substantial experience of developing policies and strategies relating to community safety, safeguarding or health improvement. You will be able to work independently but also able to engage effectively with elected members, council officers, police and other key partners at both board and operational level. You will be experienced in programme and project management and a credible leader, able to influence your partners and communities.
Especially, you will be both a great organiser and a ‘doer’, you will excel in turning ideas into action, building partnerships and attracting resources to help prevent and reduce violence and exploitation.
THIS IS A 12 MONTH FIXED TERM CONTRACT
37 hours per week.
This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.Supporting documents
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